Simplify skin closure by eliminating suture knot tying.
It’s a proven wound closure device that eliminates the need to tie knots during soft tissue approximation.
Quill uses a running stitch to hold wound edges together with the strength of an interrupted suture.
The barbs lock the suture in place, maintaining tension the length of the wound without assistance.
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Use Quill Barbed Suture in 3 easy steps.
Anchor the suture
With the Quill needle, take initial bite of tissue on either side of the apex of the wound. Then pass the needle through the variable loop. Cinch down to engage the barbs at the fixation point.
Run the stitch
Lock the stitch
“Barbed Suture Tips & Tricks.”
Quill Vet Uni-Directional Suturing Technique
With automated technology, Quill manufacturing starts with a traditional suture strand. Barbs are precisely carved in a helical pattern around the strand. For every inch of material, the spiral wraps around the suture five times giving 360 degrees of engagement every 1/4 inch of the suture. This ensures fixation at every point and every plane throughout a wound closure.
Quill Veterinary sutures come in three materials commonly used in Veterinary medicine. PDO, for 6 weeks wound support; Monoderm for 3 weeks wound support, and Polypropylene for permanent placement in tissue. The strength and absorption times are predictable and stable.
At the end of the incision line, take a few bites of tissue in the reverse direction to lock the barbs in place. Then, exit the wound perpendicular to the incision line and cut flush. See step-by-step-instruction guide.
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